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karzai government who stole the election and ruled only topple. so much of afghanistan is effectively run by the taliban. in addition, we've had eight years with the u.s. has isolated between the kinetic counterterrorism strategy and a counterinsurgency strategy that tries to protect people. and we have seen the last oscillation of that. this happened during the bush administration, and now it's happening again in the obama administration that we are moving back to a counterinsurgency strategy. now besides afghanistan being a much harder, not to crack that iraq we now have a lot of domestic factors affecting the u.s. policy. the american public is war weary after two wars stretched out over many years. and i think it's politically perilous for any politician in a democracy to escalate a war that is already unpopular, even lbj didn't do that when he escalated the vietnam war. u.s. spending in afghanistan is more per year than any other military spends on the planet. so we're dumping a lot of resources into afghanistan. the afghan war is expected to cost another trillion dollars over the ne
backed president karzai's peace plan, including the fund to pay taliban fighters to give up their weapons and be reintegrated into society. >> with the personal chemistry still clearly working, hillary clinton and david miliband speak to a conference that was intended to breathe new life into sorting out afghanistan. 70 plus representatives squzed into their seats. americans took a back seat. it was gordon brown who set out the objective. >> by the middle of next year we have to turn the tide in the fight against the insurgency and also in our work to support the afghan government in winning the trust of the people. >> how to do it, well, one important part of the strategy is to try to divide the taliban by offering them cash and jobs to leave. plenty of volunteers are just there because the taliban usually pay them well. >> reintegration is what afghan needs. we must reach out to all of our countrymen, especially our disenchanted follows. >> what he means is it using the 86 million pounds now on the table to pay the taliban not to fight western or afghan soldiers. how will the public her
and come over to the government's side. hamid karzai is willing to reconcile is taliban leaders with you the offer is not for anyone in al qaeda. leaders have been pushing for a program to entice militants. they must recognize afghanistan's constitution. >> the taliban are welcome to return to to their own country and work for peace in order for us to be able then to have the u.s. and other forces have the freedom to go back home. >> shannon: nato will conduct an investigation into a strike on a outpost. it was called for yesterday after soldiers fired on u.s. and afghanistan commandos. the afghan soldiers thought the unit was taliban militants and call it an unfortunate incidents. >> world leaders of the international conference on afghanistan agreed to a timetable obscurity duties but other issues remain unresolved. joining us, michael owe o'han lynn. >>> so this idea of reconciling with some of the taliban or inviting them to join the government in what it's trying to do, is it a good idea? >> it's early. we haven't established momentum on the battlefield. once we do, an offer can be
. lay down your guns and accept afghan law. this latest appeal from president karzai is part of a program to get militants to abandon the growing afghan insurgency. karzai is making it clear his offer of reconciliation does not i can tend to al qaeda. >>> in neighboring pakistan, reports that the region's taliban leader is dead. there are questions whether he is dead or alive. an unnamed taliban source claims that he is alive and in hiding. u.s. officials want to know his status because massoud is linked to some of the taliban's deadliest attacks in pakistan and suicide attack in afghanistan that killed seven cia officials. >> reporter: the pakistani military investigating a report that taliban leader massoud was buried friday. the report appeared on pakistan's state-run immediate why. other pakistani immediate why outlets picked up on the story and reported it as well but senior government and military officials say they cannot verify the report. we spoke to pakistan's top militant spokesperson and said the military is investigating the matter in the tribal region and said b
, if you can't beat them, buy them. karzai said that's what needs to be done, and they agreed, the u.s. included. pet peter bergin reports. the pakistani, taliban leader, as been taken out by another drone attacks. what do we know? >> the new leader of the pakistani taliban, he has been reported of being killed in the past and the reports have you turned out to be wrong. i think the reports need to be treated with a little skepticism. pakistani state television did report this. associated press said there was a funeral hold. i think the nature of this kind of report that we need to be careful. it's not 100% confirmed yet. if it's true, this guy was the leader of the pakistani taliban, a group that has killed hundreds of pakistani civilians, and army officers and policemen, and a brutal guy. >> and let's move on the idea if you can't beat them buy them. we are talking about millions and maybe a billion dollars or so going towards buying the loyalty of taliban fighters. this is not a new idea. something like this was tried in iraq. why is it different in afghanistan from what we saw in
-day afghan conference. what you met with president karzai in london. and you know that obviously britain has the second biggest fighting force there after the united states. what do you think about for instance, president obama's surge and then the idea of starting a withdrawal some 18 months later. >> well, let's start with the surge. i think we finally in afghanistan, we've got the right strategy. it's a strategy that recognizes that we were short of troops and boots on the ground and that needed to be increased and i would pay tribute to what the american people are doing in terms of putting those extra troops, particularly into the sides of the country where the british have done good work, but quite badly overstretched. that's making a huge difference. but alongside the military commitment, what's been necessary is more coordination of the civilian effort, of aid, and of political strategy so there's a prospect of this country running itself, providing its own security. and i think what we see now is those elements coming together. that is very good news. and i think we all now need to
. host: what was ,>syour organization's role in london, withççç karzai there, and happened there? guest: what happened in london, >> a lot of donors and multilateral organizations get together and talk about where they need to go next. often, groups of men sit around talking about these priorities and issues and interests that affect women in particular. and rarely are those women's voices included. so often we advocate for women to be on these negotiations and for women's priorities and interests to be represented. in the case of afghanistan, they had a donor conference in london, and okfáwe had groups o afghan women come. and they identified what are afghan3ymwomen's priorities fo reconstruction. and it was useful as the afghanistan çgovernment did no have women xdin these negotiations. and the question was asked, who speaks for afcp' women? there are groups zviçi]ççóof around and geúconvened this group and have them identify their specific priorities for reconstruction and they presented that to the delegate. and told what things were priorities for them and what
is extending an olive branch to the taliban and hamid karzai asking them to lay down their weapons and to crack down on the insurgency. >>> despite the weak housing market and perhaps because of it it's back in a big way. high stakes investment strategy, it's not for everyone. there is a lot of folks who need to know something about it before diving in. casey is live in mesa, arizona. >> good to see you. this new trend we're talking about is sweeping the southwest with nevada, arizona and california having the highest foreclosure rates in the country. here is where things are different than a few years ago, when average joes were flipping houses at the height of the housing bubble. then almost anyone could buy a home from a loan from a bank. in order to buy a foreclosure, you got to pay in full. obviously, that is not for everyone, even though you get crazy deals, you have to sometimes shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars in cold, hard cash. >> you can't just jump in and make money. i've been here 30 years, you have to know the region you are buying in and know you can sell it really quic
: what was ,>syour organization's role in london, withççç karzai there, and happened there? guest: what happened in london, following conflict what happens is a lot of donors get together to talk about where they go next. what happens often is groups of men sit around and talk about priorities and interests that affect women in particular. and rarely are those women's voices included. so often we advocate for women to be on these negotiations and for women's priorities and interests to be represented. in the case of afghanistan, they had a donor conference in london, and okfáwe had groups o afghan women come. and they identified what are afghan3ymwomen's priorities fo reconstruction. and it was useful as the afghanistan çgovernment did no have women xdin these negotiations. and the question was asked, who speaks for afcp' women? there are groups zviçi]ççóof around and geúconvened this group and have them identify their specific priorities for reconstruction and they presented that to the delegate. and told what things were priorities for them and what to keep funded.
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